How To Create And Maintain A Garden Rock Border

June 22, 2021

how to create and maintain a garden rock  border

Are you looking for a way to take your home’s landscape from drab to fab? While many home improvement projects can seem daunting, creating a garden rock border isn’t one that should overwhelm you. 

Creating a garden rock border is a great way to enhance the overall look and appearance of your yard. With the right tools, you can easily create your desired look in less than a day. Seems too good to be true? Here’s a quick guide for creating and maintaining the perfect garden rock border.

How to Create a Garden Rock Border

Ready to tackle your next home landscape design project? Follow these steps to lay the ideal landscape rock border surrounding your garden.

Design Your Garden Border

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Before diving into the project, you need to design your garden rock border so you can accurately calculate how many feet the border will cover. Once you have the measurements, you need to decide on your preferred look. Do you want the rocks to be laid out individually along the border? Or do you like the look of stacked rocks? Your choice of the rock pattern will determine how much material is needed to complete the desired look.

Choose the Type of Rocks

Now that you know how much material is needed, it’s time for the fun part — choosing the type of landscape rock for your garden! If you plan to lay the rocks in a single row, you may opt for rounded river rock, pavers, or various types of outdoor patio tile to complete the look. But if you’re planning on stacking stones to create a small wall as your garden rock border, consider flat stocks such as fieldstones, flagstones, or stepping stones.

Here is an example of MSI’s collection of Piedra Pebbles that are a wonderful choice for various hardscaping applications: